Categories: HeartSoul

14 Love Quotes That Will Make You Rethink Relationships + Friendships

Love makes the world go around.

From family, friendships, relationships, pets and even strangers–we give it away every day.

Love is necessary but it isn’t always easy. These quotes reflect that.

In this post, we’re sharing 14 love quotes that will make you rethink the way you give affection.

“Never Love Anyone Who Treats You Like You’re Ordinary.”

-Oscar Wilde

Because life is too short to love anyone who doesn’t think you’re special ❤️

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

– Dr. Seuss

Being in love means even being awake is a dream.

“Being Deeply Loved By Someone Gives You Strength, While Loving Someone Deeply Gives You Courage.”

– Lao Tzu

So true, right? Sometimes, being loved by someone gives us the strength to fight adversities. At the same time, loving deeply gives us courage because we never truly know if we’ll be loved back.

“It Is Better To Be Hated For What You Are Than To Be Loved For What You Are Not.”

– Andre Gide

Often attributed to Curt Cobain. Better to be who are are and be rejected than pretend to be someone else for the rest of your life.

“One is Loved Because One Is Loved. No Reason Is Needed For Loving.”

-Paulo Coelho

We can have a lot of reasons for loving someone, but really, it happens without reason sometimes. That’s because love doesn’t need a reason, it just is ❤️

“Your Task is Not To Seek for Love, But Merely to Seek And Find All The Barriers Within Yourself That You Have Built Against It.”


Pretty deep. Sometimes, we don’t need to find love. We just need to find our personal barriers to it.

“Keep Breaking Your Heart Till it Opens.”


Another deep Rumi quote. But why would you break your heart until it opens? Because when your heart opens to that extent, you learn compassion and empathy for other people going through tough situations.

“The Giving of Love is an Education in Itself.”

-Albert Ellis

Anybody who’s ever been in a relationship can attest to this! We love different people differently and it isn’t always straightforward.

“Some Love Stories Aren’t Epic Novels. Some are Short Stories. But that Doesn’t Make them any Less Filled with Love.”

-Sex And The City

Heartbroken over a short relationship? Even if it didn’t last long, that doesn’t mean you’re supposed to hurt any less or feel any less love.

“You Never Lose by Loving. You Always Lose by Holding Back.”

-Barbara De Angelis

If we hold back, we never know what could have been and could have regrets. When we love fully, it still may not work out, but at least we gave it our all.

“Grief is the Price We Pay for Love.”

-Queen Elizabeth II

Love is great but it does have consequences, such as grief. But some consequences are worth it.

“The Art of Love is Largely The Art of Persistence.”

-Albert Ellis

Yet another quote most of us can relate to in relationships. It takes patience to learn how someone needs to be loved.

“The Loss of Young First Love is So Painful that it Borders on the Ludicrous.”

-Maya Angelou

Ugh. Do you remember your first breakup? I do. It was terrible.

“The More One Judges, The Less One Loves.”

-Honoré de Balzac

Try to be curious instead of judgemental and you’ll feel more love 🙂


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